Boys Soccer- Coach Tony
Hi, my name is Tony and I am excited to become Christ Lutheran’s new soccer coach! I’ve had 2 kids attending Christ Lutheran School. I played soccer my entire life starting with AYSO, and later I joined a few different club teams. I continued through high school and then a few years as an adult. One of the highlights from my childhood soccer career was winning the AYSO National Games. I started coaching when my son, was just starting to play soccer and I have continued ever since. I have coached 12 different boy’s and girl’s teams. As a coach, I have 3 top priorities: have fun, come together as a team, and improve individual skills. I believe with a focus on these 3 things a team is more likely to be successful. I get great joy out of teaching young people the game that I love and grew up playing. I am looking forward to coaching the Christ Lutheran Chargers!
Girls Volleyball - Coach Heather
Coach Heather joined the Christ Lutheran family in the fall of 2017 as a school parent, our PE Coach and Spanish Teacher. As of this month we can now add Girls Basketball Coach to the many hats she wears! Heather shares a little of her journey with us in the month’s Messenger.
I went to elementary school at Coast Christian School in Redondo Beach with my twin sister Heidi.
We moved to Palos Verdes my Freshman year of High School where I started Basketball and played in 2 state championships. We gained full scholarships to the University of Virginia.
After graduating, I made the 1993 US Women’s National team and played in the world championships in Sao Paolo, Brazil, then went overseas professionally for 8 seasons. I played in France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, and the Euro League Championship where we travelled all over Europe. Then, over to Australia and Honduras.
In 1998 I joined the WNBA Sacramento Monarchs for 2 seasons before marrying and settling down in San Pedro with Darren. In 2001 I retired playing for the same coach I began playing for in 1993 in France.
I love the Lord, and am thankful for all He has blessed me with- a family, a husband, and 3 precious big boys!